- Bishop made a pretty lengthy presentation since the meeting was set to start at 8:00 and I walked in on it at 9:00 and he was still going.
- The guy in the blue shirt didn't mind asking the hard questions to Bishop.
- Bishop remained professional.
- Tensest moment came from a commenter in the audience who said she there was "a sense of nervousness" from the citizens about Bishop doing things other than serving warrants and being, in her words, a "Super Cop." Bishop handled it well.
- Bishop kept saying he "didn't need the money" but wanted the raise for the "office" and the other constables.
- Boldest Bishop statement: When he said that if the County can afford an attorney for the commissioners court, a new assistant DA, and a new judicial software program, the county could afford the raise.
- An issue arose as to whether Bishop's request was only for him or for all constables. When it was determined that the granting of Bishop's grievance would impact only him, he told them not to do it.
- The vote was 9-0.
- Bishop thanked them for their time after the hearing.
Pretty lively hearing this morning when the Wise County Salary Grievance Committee (which looked like a bunch of public officials and two or three private citizens) heard Constable Tom Bishop's Salary Grievance request. Highlights:
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